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by Shane Stokes

December 2, 2017

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Come and race the Virtual Tour of Bright with us

by Wade Wallace

As you’re probably well aware, the 24th edition of our beloved Bright Brewery Tour of Bright has been cancelled due to unforgiving weather. As an event organiser myself, I know how much work would have gone into this and what the financial exposure would have been like for the Alpine Cycling Club and sponsors.

These events cost tens of thousands of dollars to put on, if not more. As a longtime competitor in this event, I know how hard everyone has worked and how disappointed we all are.

As we’re all part of this tight-knit community, please consider donating a portion of your refunded entry fee to the club so that this unfortunate event doesn’t cripple the organisers for future years.

Now for the good news. Overnight I’ve been in touch with Zwift to see if we can put on a ‘virtual Tour of Bright’ over the weekend. We’re all in top form and busting out of our skin to use that form, so it would be a shame not to run the race in some form.

With the blessing of the Tour of Bright organisers, we’ve engaged Zwift who have bent over backwards to set up a two-stage race this Saturday and Sunday.

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